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Intermedia leading the cloud parade!
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Somehow, some way, I recently lost touch with Intermedia. My bad. It’s been very busy. For example, this hosting company recently acquired AccessLine, an SMB telecom, to round out its portfolio. As I spoke with Michael Gold (pictured), Intermedia’s President, recently, it was apparent that Intermedia is driving is success strategically. Returning to the telecom conversation, here is what I know to be true. A lot of the Office 365 or Office 365-like solutions in the market address one side of the aisle: information. But few hosting companies provide a capable voice solution. Intermedia has fill...
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Logic PD Introduces Wireless Communication Device Blueprint
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Logic PD announced a Wireless Communication Device Blueprint, an application guide for turning legacy equipment into wireless solutions. “As the world becomes increasingly connected, users want their applications to be moved online for ease of use and increased operational efficiency,” said Jason Voiovich, vice president of marketing. “Under pressure, OEMs are often overwhelmed by the proposition of retrofitting their legacy equipment and overlook the upside of adding a renewable revenue stream that comes with networked devices. The Wireless Blueprint guides them through the process and ident...
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Datapipe Acquires Layered Tech
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Datapipe, a cloud and managed services provider, announced its acquisition of managed hosting and cloud company Layered Tech. This acquisition will allow Datapipe to expand into the government sector with FISMA and FedRAMP compliant Federal cloud offerings and will fuel Datapipe’s growth in managed cloud services.
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Datto Grows!
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I caught up with a busy Rob Rae at the CompTIA ChannelCon event recently to ‘check-in” with Datto. It’s a well-known success story in the SMB IT Pro community, as its wunderkind Austin McCord now has the community shining his shoes. And he, along with Datto, have earned their success the old fashioned way: hard work. “We’re a business continuity company that’s always innovating,” shared Rob Rae, long-time SMB channel veteran and VP of Business Development. “We’ve always been a hybrid solution with replication to the cloud.”
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Sync, Not Backup
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I’m seeing more and more people embrace what they consider to be ‘The Cloud’ to store their files, be it Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud, or any of the other file syncing services out there.  Notice I say file syncing services and not cloud backup services.  These services have a lot of value and are very handy; I utilize them for work and personal life for sharing files, collaborating, or syncing across the numerous devices in my life.  That being said, they are not backup, and I run separate backup routines to protect important data. I was at a get-together this...
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Microsoft Azure, users suffer “service interruption”
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The difficulties keep rolling for Microsoft Azure. Many Azure services are down just days after suffering a problem that left users in the Japan East region without services and management portal log-in problems and performance issues in numerous other regions. Additionally, last week saw a global problem with Microsoft’s Visual Studio Online service. Visual Studio Online runs on Azure however, the company said that outage was the result of bugs in the app itself, rather than Azure. The current outage started at 17:49 UTC, hitting Cloud Services and virtual Machines in multiple regions and ...
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Harrybbb Podcast: Interview with RapidFire Tools' Mark Winter
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Podcast II!   View my podcast interview with RapidFire Tools' Mark Winter below:  
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GreenSQL Joins CSA
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GreenSQL, a provider of database security and compliance solutions for the cloud, has joined the not-for-profit Cloud Security Alliance, which has a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing. GreenSQL protects customers from SQL injection attacks and unauthorized data access. Its solution camouflages and secures database applications and its Database Activity Monitoring independently monitors and audits all database activity both in the cloud and across traditional database pla...
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Harrybbb Podcast: Interview with Axcient's Joan Morales
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Hey Folks, we're working on a new way to bring you our industry interviews! Check out my first podcast below with Axcient's Joan Morales (pictured):  
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Fujitsu Offers Three New Tier III Datacenters in North America
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Information and communication technology company Fujitsu today announced the availability of datacenter capabilities in New York and California; it also plans to open a third Tier III datacenter in Regina, Saskatchewan. These datacenters will offer Fujitsu customers access to outsourcing and private cloud management services; a premier network, systems integration and application management services; and Japanese bilingual services, a benefit to Japan Originated Companies. Bilingual services are important to both JOC companies operating in the Americas and those hoping to globalize and expand...
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